Recently KHOU Channel 11 compiled a list of the 10 most dangerous intersections in the Houston area. The report is based on five years of accident data from Harris County. These intersections have the highest rates of car accidents in the area. All of these intersections are outside the core of the city with all but one being on or outside of Beltway 8. With so much urban sprawl and many people living in suburbs and farther away from downtown it is no surprise that these outer intersections, many of which are on major thoroughfares, become dangerous especially during rush hours. The top 10 most accident prone intersections are as follows:
10. 610 and Wallisville Road
9. Highway 225 and Beltway 8
8. Highway 59 and Highway 1960
7. Highway 6 and FM 529
6. Westheimer and Highway 6
5. FM 1093 and Beltway 8
4. Louetta Rd. and I-45
3. U.S. Route 90 Alt. and Beltway 8
2. SH-249 and FM 2920
1. Beltway 8 and Genoa Red Bluff Road
If you frequent any of these intersections use an extra degree of caution and minimize any distractions as you approach and make your way through. Also, since many of these intersections are along highways or their associated frontage roads cars coming through the intersection may be moving at a high rate of speed, especially if someone is trying to beat a red light. Because of that drivers should always look before proceeding through an intersection even if they have a green light. Just using a little more focus at these intersections can keep you from becoming another accident on the list.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a wreck the attorneys at Ben Bronston and Associates are here to help. Our attorneys have years of experience helping injured motorists and passengers in Texas get the justice and monetary recovery they deserve for the damages and injuries they suffered. We make it our mission to help our clients navigate the legal system and work to obtain the best possible results on their behalf.